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What you will learn

  • Describe the status of animals used in research.

  • Identify the trends that led to modern industrial livestock production in the United States.

  • Determine the most appropriate roles of zoos in modern societies.

  • Identify dilemmas faced by veterinarians and animal shelter workers.

Skills you will gain

Animal welfareSociological concepts
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University of Colorado Boulder

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Science

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Animals in Laboratories Part I7m
Animals in Laboratories Part II7m
Animals in Laboratories Part III7m
1 reading
Optional Course Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Animals in Laboratories Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Agriculture

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 22 min)
3 videos
The Animal-Industrial Complex Part II8m
To Eat or Not to Eat Animals5m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Sport, Entertainment, and Education

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 30 min)
4 videos
The Meaning of Animal Sport Part II6m
Captivity (Pros of Zoos)7m
Captivity (Cons of Zoos)7m
1 practice exercise
Cultural and Historical Contexts Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Health and Welfare

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 30 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Animal Sheltering Part II8m
Veterinary Medicine Part I7m
Veterinary Medicine Part II5m
1 reading
Optional Readings10m

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